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Debate on What Makes Teachers Good Is Cause of Chicago School Walkout

The first Chicago teacher strike in 25 years has both sides saying the fight is about assuring that classrooms are led by good educators. They just disagree sharply over how that should be done.

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After Middle School Gun Incident, Baltimore Officials Promise New Safety Measures

Police cars lined up along with school buses in front of Stemmers Run Middle School (Baltimore) on Wednesday morning, a day after an eighth-grader brought a loaded gun to the school. It was the second gun-related incident in Baltimore County schools in recent weeks

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Experts Say Society, Technology Affect How Conn. Students Learn

Students across Greater Danbury are more worldly, more widely traveled and more technologically comfortable than 15 or 20 years ago, local educators say. The same officials also suggest that many of these students are more academically competent than their peers from a generation ago.

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Another Day in the Park as Chicago Teachers Strike Enters 2nd Day

One after another, the parents dropped their children off Tuesday before rushing to work -- just as they would on any school day.

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Fla. District to Undergo Independent Audit as Interim Superintendent Named

Robert Gagnon, who was named an assistant superintendent just six months ago, is now serving as the interim superintendent of schools as the Manatee County School Board searches for a superintendent who can clean up the mess Tim McGonegal left behind with an immediate resignation Monday.

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Alabama Tells Courts to Reconsider Allowing Immigration Status Checks in Schools

The state of Alabama is fighting to collect immigration information on new students as well as to keep a measure making it illegal to harbor undocumented immigrants.

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Khan Academy President: K12 Not Focused on 'Unleashing Students' True Potential'

Improving education is no easy task, but Shantanu Sinah said administrators would be wise to consider one piece of advice: let students move at their own paces.

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Lexington (Mass.) Schools Deny Locking Child in Alleged Closet

A father’s account, published over the weekend, of how his daughter was repeatedly locked in a “closet” as a Lexington kindergartner in 2006 prompted a rebuttal Monday from the town’s school superintendent, leaving conflicting accounts of exactly what happened to her six years ago.

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Florida Gov. Tours Schools, Mines for Ed Ideas

Gov. Rick Scott met with elementary school teachers and parents as part of a listening tour that could be as much an opportunity to hear ideas for future school policies as it is to repair his image on education as he heads toward a re-election campaign.

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Indiana Schools, Families Struggle with Tech Costs

Local school districts that want to use online courses and computers instead of paper for assignments have a problem: The number of families who can't afford laptops and tablets is rising.

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